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Transcript of Paleolithic Era
Characteristics of a hunter-gatherer society
Out of Africa
Archeologists believe that modern humans (homo sapiens) originated from what is now Africa and spread out to other areas
Lascaux et Le Chauvet, France
2.6 Million BCE—10,000 BCE
Greek: "Old Stone"
Development of Stone Tools
What other problems might these early homo sapiens have faced?
Hint: they are moving from the equator towards the poles
When: around 150,000 years ago
Who: Homo Sapiens eventually replaced other species, like homo neanderthalis (Neanderthals)
First Homo Sapiens
"Man is by nature a social creature" —Aristotle
Early man's "creature" friends...
Hominid: refers to a member of the scientific family, hominidae. (humans, gorillas, chimps, and orangutangs )
Humanoid: refers to something that has humanlike features or capabilities
refers to the genus
refers to the species name
Little time for specialization
Cave paintings containing from the paleolithic era
First evidences of modern human artistic sensibilities
What is the "Out of Africa" theory?
How did Paleolithic man interact with each other? with the environment?
On which kind of evidence do historians primarily rely when researching this period?
What innovations did paleolithic man discover or create?
How do historians & sociologists know these things?
—the body of PHYSICAL evidence about the past
What might archeologists consider "archeological evidence"?
artifacts (tools, pots, attire)
Man's earliest ancestors gradually developed....
Dropped Vocal Box
250 Million Years Ago
Comparatively weak culture